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October 5 Green Energy News

World:

  • Ergon Energy, which operates the sprawling, regional electricity network that covers 97 per cent of Queensland, Australia has suggested that within the next decade renewables and battery storage will be cheaper for domestic consumers than grid power. [CleanTechnica]
  • The first ever renewable energy auction in Russia, the world’s largest oil producer, was recently completed. As a result, the fossil fuel giant has now committed to subsidize 399 MW of solar and about 110 MW of wind. [CleanTechnica]
  • Japan is on track to install seven gigawatts of grid-connected solar power capacity this year, three times the amount it installed last year, because of uncertainties on the future of nuclear power. This increase in use of solar power may increase prices of solar cells. [Taipei Times]
  • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key opened the $1.4 billion, 82 MW Ngatamariki Geothermal Power Station at a ceremony on Thursday. The government’s aim is to increase the portion of renewable power from today’s 70% to 90% by 2025. [Waikato Times]
  • In Turkey, the Energy Market Regulatory Agency expanded the limitations on unlicensed individual electricity production though solar and wind energy from 500 kilowatts to one megawatt, the Official Gazette announced on Wednesday. [www.worldbulletin.net]
  • El Salvador plans to increase its renewable energy generation in the near future. The Central American nation will solicit bids for 40 MW of wind power and 60 MW of solar energy in November, Bloomberg reported. [PennEnergy]
  • An innovative e-learning course that aims to take renewable energy to developing countries has been created at Scotland’s University of Strathclyde. The course was developed as part of a project that supports the UN’ goal of sustainable energy. [Windpower Engineering]
  • EnBW has installed the first giant monopile at the 288 MW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm in Germany. The Ballast Nedam vessel Svanen has driven the 73.5-meter long and 6.5-meter diameter structure more than 10 meters into the seabed. It will hold a 3.6 MW turbine. [reNews]

US:

  • The San Francisco International Airport announced it will begin receiving renewable natural gas vehicle fuel, called Redeem, from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. The product is made from waste streams such as landfills, large dairies and sewage plants. [Patch.com]
  • California’s Senate Bill 43 has been officially signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation could be a major boon for renewable energy throughout the state as it is meant to make clean power more accessible to consumers. [Hydrogen Fuel News]
  • Needham, Massachusetts could soon have a source of renewable energy at the site of long-unused landfill and not have to pay a penny for construction. The town hopes to use roughly 11 acres of the Recycling Transfer Station as the home of a solar panel system. [Wicked Local]

 

 

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